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Zoom the Zoo

Now you can experience Henry Vilas Zoo in a whole new way!

Join us for a virtual Zoom the Zoo program from the comfort of your own home.

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We’re excited to add virtual programming to our zoo programs. Zoom the Zoo is a 30 minute virtual education program for small groups of up to 20 people at a time.

Small groups allow us to make the programs personal and interactive.

After you register, we will provide you with a Zoom link and instructions. On the scheduled day and time, your group members sign in to Zoom through the link to join our educators and Animal Ambassadors, which may include a selection of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals.

During registration, you select your preferences for certain Animal Ambassadors, and we will try to accommodate requests. Due to the unpredictable nature of live animal programs, we cannot make any guarantees which animals will be available on any particular day.

We will add more dates for the summer as they become available.

Pay as You Can

We want our programs to be accessible to everyone. The cost of our program is $30. We ask that you pay what you are able, whether that be a minimum donation of $5, covering the full $30 program fee, or covering your fee, plus someone else’s fee, or whatever amount you are able to pay to help the Zoo!

Questions about Zoom the Zoo?

Contact the Education Department at